What does Northern Power Women mean to you?
Northern Power Women brings together the formidable positive energy of men and women across the North who are leading the charge for gender equality. As a female boxer, I am always aware of the negative and limiting attitudes towards women (in sport and beyond,) and this can at times be disheartening. NPW reminds me that there are many others across all industries also striving for equality, and this is very uplifting as we take on the status quo as pioneers and ‘disruptors.’
What is your greatest achievement?
That I can go back to the little girl I was and tell her that I am doing everything I can to make things better for the next generation and that I am no longer the young girl who felt ashamed of she was but I can now be proud of who I am and what I’m doing.
Why is it important to champion role models in the North?
It is important to champion role models everywhere …’If you can see it, you can be it.’ Ensuring that changemakers are visible allows others to rise up, collectively we can then spark social change. We are proud of the long line of Northerners who came before us, pioneers, change makers and revolutionaries and it is now our time to do the same.